I loved seeing the Asian diaspora in a Marvel film
This was such a fun and validating piece to write. Thank you to the wonderful SBS team and the commissioning editor, Candice Chung, for giving my piece a home.
It’s cold/flu season here in rainy Malaysia so that means running after my three little kids as they get better, then get sick again, then get better….I am hoping and praying for full recovery soon :p Part and parcel of strengthening their immune systems! *cry*
If you’re anything like me and enjoy light-hearted gangster movies with strong female leads (I am literally writing a book with celebrities and gangsters), I strongly recommend Netflix’s Triad Princess. It’s so funny!
I forgot to link to my earlier SBS piece: Finding peace when you are irritated by most sounds. Haha this one’s for you, Mak!
Published by Raidah Shah Idil
Raidah Shah Idil is a student counsellor, poet, writer, and creative instructor with a passion for YA (young adult), fantasy, sci-fi and detective fiction. She was born in Singapore and moved to Australia at the age of 12. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of New South Wales in 2005.
After working as a marketing copywriter and studying the Islamic Sciences in Amman, Jordan for nearly two years, she returned to Sydney, got married, then moved to Malaysia. While working as a part-time tutor at Axiom Learning, she works as an online counsellor for Seekershub Global. She has completed her Diploma of Counselling through the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Her full-time job is raising her baby daughter. Everything else is squeezed in between. Literally. Her writing has been published in The Feminist Wire, SISTERS magazine, Daily Life, Lip Mag and Venture Beat. Raidah’s poetry was recently published in the ‘Armed With Only Our Souls’ online DDFS chapbook by New York poet Caits Meissner. Her debut double-featured novel, “Finding Jamilah and the Story of Yusuf” was published by MyLegacy publications in early 2014.
In her spare time (ha), she reads, listens to audiobooks, goes on walks, and is always on the lookout for tasty noodle soup. She currently lives in a green, leafy suburb in Kuala Lumpur with her husband, three small children and mother-in-law.
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